PhD Alum­ni Net­work

The Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development offered multidisciplinary research and an education environment for more than 80 PhD and postdoc researchers. In this section of the website, you get to know ICDD PhD Alumni, and take a look at their experience and achievements. This is the PhD Alumni Network, to read about PhD thesis titles, go here

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Andrew is currently the Research Coordinator at the African Center for Biodiversity (ACB), based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has an MA in Development and Environmental Sociology, and is completing his PhD on the agrarian question, the politics of food, and grassroots organizing in South Africa, at Wits University, Johannesburg. His research work has focused mainly on land, extractivism, environment and the politics of food systems. He also has an activist history in cooperative and solidarity economy support, community organizing, popular education and coordinating national campaigning on food and climate justice issues.


Work experience

Sessional lecturer

Department of Sociology, Wits University

Cooperative and Policy Alternative Center (COPAC)

African Center for Biodiversity (ACB)


Publications

DO Obura, Y. Katerere, M. Mayet, D. Kaelo, S. Msweli, K. Mather, J. Harris, M. Louis, R. Kramer, T. Teferi, M. Samoilys, L. Lewis, A. Bennie , F. Kumah, M. Isaacs and P. Nantongo. 2021. Integrate biodiversity targets from local to global levels. Science 373: 746-748 (6556). 

Bennie, A. 2021. Land Struggles, Democracy and Race in Brazil: Contesting the nation. In K. Mabasa and B. Mabasa (eds.) Land in South Africa: Contested Meanings and Nation Formation. Johannesburg: MISTRA.

Bennie, A. 2019. Locking in commercial farming: Challenges for food sovereignty and the solidarity economy. In V. Satgar (ed.) Cooperatives in South Africa: Advancing Solidarity Economy Pathways from Below. Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press.

Bennie, A. and A. Satgoor. 2018. Deepening the just transition through food sovereignty and the solidarity economy. In V. Satgar (ed.) The Climate Crisis: South African and Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

Bennie, A. 2014. Linking food sovereignty and the solidarity economy in South African townships. In (V. Satgar (ed.) The Solidarity Economy Alternative: Emerging Theory and Practice. Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press.

Bennie, A. 2014. The solidarity economy alternative in South Africa: Theory and practice. In E. Ehmke and K. Fakier (eds.) Work, Livelihoods and Social Security in the 21st Century: India, South Africa and Brazil. India: Routledge.

Bennie, A. 2012. Questions for trade unions on land, livelihoods and jobs. In N. Räthzel and D. Uzzel (eds.) Trade Unions in the Green Economy: Working for the Environment. Oxon: Routledge.

Bennie, A. 2011. Questions for labor on land, livelihoods and jobs: a case study of the proposed mining at Xolobeni, Wild Coast. South African Review of Sociology, 42 (3), 41-59.

 

 

 

 

 

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Asanda Benya is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cape Town. Her work focuses on the intersection of gender, class and race. She has published in labor and feminist journals in areas of women in mining, gender and the extractive industries, labor and social movements, social and economic justice. She is currently working on a book project based on her ethnographic study on women underground miners.


Work Experience

Senior Lecturer

2019 - Present

Sociology Department University of Cape Town (UCT)

Lecturer

2015 - 2018

Sociology Department University of Cape Town (UCT) 

Research Associate

African Gender Institute (AGI), UCT Affiliate, 2019

Research Associate

2016 - Present

Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP) Wits

Research Affiliate

2015 - Present

Labor and Enterprise Policy Research Group (LEP), UCT 

Research Data Manager

2013-2015

South Africa-India-Norway Research, Wits 

Senior tutor

2011-2015

Sociology Department, University of the Witwatersrand, JHB 

Research Associate

2011

Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI), Johannesburg 

Writing Consultant

2011

Wits Writing Center, JHB 

Assistant manager

2009-2010

Research, Department of Labor

Research Intern

2007 - 2008

Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), Wits 


Publications

Journal articles

Maree, J., Klerck, G., and Benya, A., 2021, “Employment Relations in South Africa”, in Bamber, G., Cooke, FL, Doellgast, V., & C., Wright (Eds), International and Comparative Employment Relations: Global Crises and Institutional Responses, (7th Edition), SAGE.

2020, Migrant Women in South Africa's Platinum Belt: Negotiating Different Conceptions of Femininities, eds, Leslie J. Bank, Dorrit Posel and Francis Wilson, Migrant Labor After Apartheid: The Inside Story, HSRC Press, Cape Town.

Benya, Asanda-Jonas, 2020, “The construction of exploitable gendered mining bodies”, Global Labor Column, No. 330 http://column.global-labour-university.org/2020/01/the-construction-of-exploitable.html?fbclid=IwAR0rzGpeWjirJnFQWAt2boMVNpjd_awmBuoOvt6eVmDaXajHAPwwp7TGuiE 

Benya, Asanda-Jonas, 2020, “Failing to flatten the Inequality Curve”, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Blog, Africa Department https://www.fes.de/en/africa-department/more-posts/failing-to-flatten- the-inequality-curve 

Benya, Asanda. 2019, “Space Invaders: Underground Women Miners”, Global Dialogue: International Sociological Association, Vol. 9 Issue 2   http://globaldialogue.isa-sociology.org/volume-9-issue-2/ 

2018, “There is no change in Marikana: The perspective of women”, (eds), Maren Grimm, Jakob Krameritsch & Britta Becker. Business as Usual After Marikana: Corporate Power and Human Rights, Jacana, Johannesburg, (with Judy Seidman), pp 104-129, English translations. ISBN 978-1-928232-57-5

2018, “Nothing has changed in Marikana: The situation from the perspective of women”, (Ed.) Britta Becker, Maren Grimm & Jakob Krameritsch. For example BASF: On Knozernmacht und Menschenrechte, (and Judy Seidman), pp 108-133. German translation, ISBN 978385476-565-3, https://www.mandelbaum.at/buch.php?id=841

2017, Women of the mines: apartheid and post-apartheid lived realities of South African women, Storia delle Donne, Vol 13, pp 79-101, ISSN 1826-7505, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.13128/ SDD-23957 and

http://fupress.net/index.php/sdd/article/view/23957  

2017. Going underground in South African platinum mines to explore women miners' experiences, Gender & Development, 25: 3, 509-522, DOI: 10.1080 / 13552074.2017.1379775   http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080 /13552074.2017.1379775  

2017. “Excluded while included: Women Mineworkers in South Africa's Platinum Mines”, (eds), Glenda Bonifacio, Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms: Canadian and International Perspectives. Emerald Press, pp.169-180, ISBN: 9781787144842 

2015. “Marikana: The Absence of Justice, Dignity and Freedom?”. Rodriguez-Garavito, C. Human Rights in Minefields: Extractive Economies, Environmental Conflicts and Social Justice in the Global South. Dejusticia Series. Ediciones Antropos, Bogota, Colombia www.dejusticia.org/files/r2_actividades_recursos/fi_name_recurso.752.pdf Chapter 9, pp 260-297

2015, “COSATU's Demographic Profile”, The COSATU Worker's Surveys of 2006 and 2012: What do they tell us? (With Ncube, Phumzile), pp. 13-26.

2015. “The Invisible Hands: women in Marikana”, Review of African Political Economy, Vol 42 No.146, pp.545-560, DOI: 10.1080 / 03056244.2015.1087394 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf /10.1080/03056244.2015.1087394?needAccess=true 

2015. Women, Mining and Precariousness, Labor Capital and Society, TRAVAIL, capital et société, 48 1 & 2, pp.68-91, http://www.lcs-tcs.com/PDFs/48_12/5%20-% 20Benya.pdf 

2013, “Gendered Labor: A Challenge to Labor as a Democratizing Force,” Rethinking Development and Inequality, Vol. 2, Special Issue, pp. 47-62   http://www.andir-south.org/rdi/index.php / rdi / article / view / 11 

Benya, Asanda. & Webster, Edward, 2013, “Dimensions of Informality: Changing Workplace Relations in the South African Platinum Belt,” Working in a Global Perspective. Facets of Informal Employment (Labor Policy in Global Perspective: Facets of Informal Employment), pp. 191-216. http://www.campus.de/wissenschaft/politikwissenschaft/VOLDEN+Ppolitikfelder.40415.html/Arbeit+in+globaler+Perspektiven.102655.html 

Benya, Asanda. 2018, “24 Demands for every year the government has neglected women: reflections on the #TotalShutDown Movement in Cape Town”, Amandla! Issue No. 60, October 2018, pp 12-13

Benya, Asanda. 2018, “South Africa's Underground Women Miners,” Africa's Mineral Fortune, University of Chicago Press

Benya, Asanda. 2017, “New labor federation and the gender question”, Amandla! Issue No 53, July 2017. pp 32- 33

Benya, Asanda. 2016, “Gendered Navigations: Women in Mining”, Review of African Political Economy Blog, roape.net/2016/08/09/gendered-navigations-women-mining/ 

• Benya, Asanda. 2015, “South Africa's 21 Years of Democracy: Reflections on Living Conditions in Marikana”. http://www.amphibiousaccounts.org/#!/publicacion/22 

Benya, Asanda. 2014, “South African Miners and the Underground Self,” Global Dialogue: International Sociological Association, Vol. 4 Issue1 (pp30-32) http://isa-global-dialogue.net/notes-from-the-field-south- africa-women-miners-and-the-underground-self / 

Benya, Asanda. 2013, "Absent from the frontline but not absent from the struggle: Women in the Marikana Massacre," Femina Politica Vol. 22, Issue 1 (144-147)

Benya, Asanda. 2012, “Unions Short-Changing Women,” South African Labor Bulletin. Vol. 36, Number 3 (17-18)

Benya, Asanda. “Going Down to the Belly of the Beast,” Sunday Times: 23 May 2010, http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article463600.ece/Going-down-to-the-belly-of-the- beast 

Benya, Asanda. 2009. "Women Face the Rock Face: What Challenges," South African Labor Bulletin, Vol. 5 (5-7).

Benya, Asanda. 2009. “If you Don't Hear the Bell, You're Mince: Woman's Story of Mining Underground,” South African Labor Bulletin, Vol. 5 (7-9).

Benya, Asanda. & Mavuso, Ntombi. (2007), “Are Learnerships Effective in Combating Youth Unemployment?” South African Labor Bulletin, Vol. 32. No.2 (33-34) 

Book reviews

Benya, Asanda, (2021) Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080 / 03066150.2020.1864573.     

Benya, Asanda, (2019) Organize of Die: Leadership of a Special Type in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers, Global Labor Journal, Vol. 10 No. 3, (253-255)

Benya, Asanda, (2017) The Spirit of Marikana: The Rise of Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa ”Journal of Modern African Studies Vol. 3 (533-535).

Benya, Asanda, 2013, Marikana: A View from the Mountain and a Case to Answer, South African Labor Bulletin Vol. 37, No. 2 (22-23.)

Recent Newspaper Articles

Benya, 2020, Migrant Labour After Apartheid, New Frame, https://www.newframe.com/new-books-migrant-labour-after-apartheid/  , 4 November 2020.

Black Academic Caucus, 2020, There are alternatives to pushing emergency remote learning at universities, Mail & Guardian, 1 May 2020. (Asanda Benya as co-author) mg.co.za/article/2020-05-01-there-are-alternatives-to-pushing-emergency-remote-learning-at-universities/

Benya, Asanda, Faisal Garba & Simon Rakei, 2019, “Behind SA’s Brutality”, Mail & Guardian, 4 October 2019. https://mg.co.za/article/2019-10-04-00-behind-sas-brutality/ 

Ruchi Chaturvedi, Benya, Asanda. Azeem Badroodien, Nomusa Makhubu. 2019 “Newspapers distort dean selection process”, Mail & Guardian, 5 November 2019. https://mg.co.za/article/2019-11-05-00-newspapers-distort-dean-selection-process/ 

Benya, Asanda. 2017, “New Union Federation Risks Failure if it Ignored a Gendered Reality”, Business Day 19 May 2017.   https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2017-05-19-new-union-federation- risks-failure-if-it-ignored-a-gendered-reality /  

 

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Cheng Li is currently the research coordinator and postdoc fellow of the Centre for Studies in Trade Unionism and Labour Economics (CESIT) at the University of Campinas, and the tutor of the Global Labour University online academy. 


Work Experience 

Postdoc Fellow 

2020 - 2021

International Center for Development and Decent Work

Visiting Scholar and Co-teaching Lecturer

2017 - 2018                             

ICDD & Berlin School of Economics and Law

Research Writer

2012 - 2017       

UNI Global Union Asia & Pacific Regional Office


Publications

Li, C.  (2021). Public policy choice of local governance under the COVID-19 crisis in China: Is the e-voucher scheme prone to poor relief?  [await publication], Rainer Hampp Verlag.

Li, C. (2020). Rural labor mobility in the process of industrialization under triple dimensions: Time, space, and people. Latin American Journal of Trade Policy. ISSN 079-9668. 3(6), pp. 6-31. doi: 10.5354/0719-9368.2020.57164

Li, C. (2020). Rural labour mobility in the process of industrialization in early industrializers: the UK, France, the U.S., and Germany = Mobilidade de mão-de-obra rural no processo de industrialização nos primeiros industrializados : Reino Unido, França, EUA e Alemanha. 2020. 1 recurso online (356 p.) Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, repositorio.unicamp.br/jspui/handle/REPOSIP/343052, Instituto de Economia, Campinas, SP.

Li, C. (2019). Transformations of the China’s labour market after 2008. RBEST: Brazilian Journal of Social and Labour Economics. Vol. 1, e019010, 2019 –ISSN 2674-9564. Pp. 1-34. doi: 10.20396/rbest.v1i0.12541

Qiao, J., & Li, C. (2018). 中资企业投资“一带一路”国家劳动关系风险防范研究: 以巴西为例. [Industrial relations risk prevention in the Chinese-funded enterprises in the “Belt and Road” nations: taking Brazil as an example.] Human Resources Development of China, 35(7): 109-124. doi: 10.16471/j.cnki.11-2822/c.2018.07.000 

Li, C. (2017). Changing relations of production of agriculture in China under globalization. In Antônio, M. Buainain Miguel, R. Sousa; and Zander, Navarro (Eds.), Globalization and agriculture: Redefining unequal development, globalization and its Costs (pp.107-125). Lexington Books, USA. ISBN 978-1-4985-4226-5

Li, C. (2017). A new approach to rural labour mobility in the labour surplus economy: A tripartite labour supply model. In Virginius, Xaxa; Debdulal, Saha; and Rajdeep, Singha (Eds.), Work, institutions and sustainable livelihood: Issues and challenges of transformation (pp.153-192). Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-5756-4_7

Li, C. (2017). Industrial unrest and role of trade unions in China. In Oksana, Balashova; Ismail, Goga Karatepe; and Aishah Namukasa (Eds.), Where have all the classes gone? A critical perspectives on struggles and collective action (pp. 126-145). Rainer Hampp Verlag, Augsburg, München. ISSN 2196-5382

Li, C. (2017). Emprego e bem-estar social na era da inteligência artificial. [Employment and social welfare in the age of artificial intelligence.] Carta Social e do Trabalho, UNICAMP. Vol. 34, pp. 13-23. 

Li, C. (2017). Partnership industrial relations of the PT. Hero Supermarket, Indonesia. UNI Asia & Pacific Regional Office Commerce Framework Project. ASEAN Services Employees Trade Unions Council, Singapore.

Li, C. (2017). 人工智能下的社会福利安排. [Artificial intelligence in reframing the future of work and the discourse on universal basic income.] Phenix International Think Tank. Hong Kong. Available at: https://pit.ifeng.com/a/20170331/50872537_0.shtml 

Li, C. (2016). 巴西的集体劳动争议预防与处理机制. [Collective bargaining and judicial resolution mechanism in Brazil.] Research project of international comparison on collective labour disputes prevention and resolution mechanism: Country report. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Beijing.

Li, C. (2015). Flutuando entre o campo e a cidade - Dissertação analisa mudanças na estrutura social da China. [Floating migrants between the rural and the urban: Dissertation analyzes in changes of the China's social structure.]. Jornal of UNICAMP, No. 621. 

Kong, M., & Li, C. (2014). Labour laws and practices in ASEAN volume II: A comparative study on gender equality, employment of persons with disabilities, youth employment and social dialogue”. Chapter IV “Opportunities for youth employment” (pp. 111-161). Project of the ASEAN Services Employees Trade Unions Council. ISBN 978-602-14814-0-0. 

Li, C. (2013). Occupational safety and health guidelines in the retail industry. UNI Apro Commerce Framework Project. Project of the ASEAN Services Employees Trade Unions Council & LOFTF. In six languages: English, Japanese, Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, and Vietnamese.

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Debdulal Saha is Assistant Professor (Economics) at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali. Prior to joining IISER, he taught at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati Campus for over 7 years and was one of the founding members of the Centre for Labour Studies and Social Protection (CLSSP), TISS Guwahati campus. He is author of Informal Markets, Livelihood and Politics: Street Vendors in Urban India (Routledge, 2017), co-author of Financial Inclusion of the Marginalised: Street Vendors in Urban Economy (Springer, 2013) and co-editor of Employment and Labour Market in Northeast India: Interrogating Structural Changes (Routledge, 2018), Work, Institutions and Sustainable Livelihood: Issues and Challenges of Transformation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and The Food Crisis: Implications for Labor (Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2013). He has also published articles in national and international journals on the issues related to urban informality, work and employment, social policy, plantation economy, and producer collectives.


Work Experience

Assistant Professor

2013 - 2020

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus

Post Doctoral Fellow

2012

University of Kassel


Publications

Journal Special Issue
Guest Editor, “COVID-19 and its Impact on the Indian Labour Market”, Indian Economic Journal, 69(3), 2021. (Co-edited with Anamitra Roychoudhury),   

Books (Monograph)
Saha, Debdulal (2017). Informal Markets, Livelihood and Politics: Street Vendors in Urban India, London and New York: Routledge. 

Bhowmik, Sharit and Saha, Debdulal (2013). Financial Inclusion of the Marginalised: Street Vendors in the Urban Economy, New York and New Delhi: Springer. 

Books (Edited)
Xaxa, Virginius, Saha, Debdulal & Singha, Rajdeep (Eds) (2019). Employment and Labour Market in Northeast India: Interrogating Structural Changes, London and New Delhi: Routledge.

Xaxa, Virginius, Saha, Debdulal & Singha, Rajdeep (Eds) (2017). Work, Institutions and Sustainable Livelihood: Issues and Challenges of Transformation, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.

Scherrer, Christoph & Saha, Debdulal (2013). The Food Crisis: Implications for Labour (Eds.), Mering (Germany): Rainer Hampp Verlag. 

Journal Articles  
Saha, Debdulal & Roychowdhury, Anamitra (2021). ‘Indian Labour Market in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Issues, Experience and Policy’, The Indian Economic Journal, 69 (3): 369–376.

Saha, Debdulal (2020). ‘Producer Collectives through Self-Help: Sustainability of Small Tea Growers in India’, International Review of Applied Economics, 34(4): 471-490.

Leubolt, Bernhard, Fischer, Karin & Saha Debdulal (2014). ‘Targeting and Universalism: Complementary or Competing Paradigms in Social Policy? Insights from Brazil, India and South Africa’, International Journal of Labour Research, 6(1): 75-94. 

Saha, Debdulal (2011). ‘Collective Bargaining for Street Vendors in Mumbai: Toward Promotion of Decent Work’, Journal of Workplace Rights, 15(3-4): 445-460.

Saha, Debdulal (2011). ‘Working Life of Street Vendors in Mumbai’, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 54(2): 301-325.

Saha, Debdulal (2010). ‘Decent Work for the Street Vendors in Mumbai—A Distant Vision’, Journal of Workplace Rights, 14(2): 229-250.

Chapters in Edited Books
Saha, Debdulal (2019). ‘Occupational Health, Risk and Vulnerability: Conditions of Farm Labour on Independent Tea Plantations in India’ in Christoph Scherrer & Katja Radon (Eds.), Occupational Safety and Health Challenges in Southern Agriculture, pp. 156-170, München: Rainer Hampp Verlag. 

Saha, Debdulal, Singha, Rajdeep & Sharma, Padmini (2019). ‘Beyond Standard Outcomes: State of Employment and Labour in Tea Industry of Assam’, in Virginius Xaxa, Debdulal Saha & Rajdeep Singha (Eds.), Employment and Labour Market in Northeast India: Interrogating Structural Changes, London and New York: Routledge.

Xaxa, Virginius, Saha, Debdulal & Singha, Rajdeep (2019). ‘Introduction’, in Virginius Xaxa, Debdulal Saha & Rajdeep Singha (Eds.), Employment and Labour Market in Northeast India: Interrogating Structural Changes, London and New York: Routledge. 

Saha, Debdulal (2018). ‘Informalisation of Tea Labour: from Plantations to Small Tea Gardens’ in Christoph Scherrer & Santosh Verma (Eds.), Decent Work Deficits in Southern Agriculture: Measurements,  Drivers and Strategies, Mering (Germany): Rainer Hampp Verlag. 

Xaxa, Virginius, Saha, Debdulal & Singha, Rajdeep (2017). ‘Introduction’, in Virginius Xaxa, Debdulal Saha & Rajdeep Singha (Eds.), Work, Institutions and Sustainable Livelihood: Issues and Challenges of Transformation, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Saha, Debdulal (2016). ‘Social Security for Urban Informal Workers: Street Vendors in Mumbai’ in Anand Kumar, Ashish Kumar Das & Sarada Prasanna Das (Eds.), Chronic Poverty in India: Policy Issues and Challenges, New Delhi: Vitasta Publications.

Saha, Debdulal (2014). ‘Public Space and Livelihood Security in the Urban Economy: The Case of Street Vendors in Mumbai’. In K. Fakier & E. Ehmke (Eds.), Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: Building New Spaces, London and New York: Routledge Earthscan.

Saha, Debdulal (2014). ‘Decent Work for Urban Informal Economy: The case of Street Vendors in Mumbai’ in Sharit Bhowmik (Ed.), The State of Labour: Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Labour, London and New Delhi: Routledge. 

Saha, Debdulal & Scherrer, Christoph (2013). ‘Introduction: The Neglected Labor Dimension’ in Scherrer, Christoph & Saha, Debdulal (Eds.). The Food Crisis: Implications for Labor, Mering (Germany): Rainer Hampp Verlag. 

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Dina has a degree in Marketing and International Business, and a Master's in Business and Regional Development. Her research projects involve Public Policy, Rural livelihood, Regional Development, Gender Perspective, and Science and Technology.She's also doing research associated in Patrimonio, Desarrollo y Sustentabilidad, A. C. where she  gained experience in impact evaluation with quantitive and qualitative methods of international projects.
 As an adept Research Associate, she has a well-rounded background in Sustainable and Regional Development and refined talents in Business and Economics. Additionally, her previous roles have strengthened my abilities in critical thinking, decision-making, and communication.


Work Experience

Head of the Study Revalidation Area

2021

Registro Estatal de Trámites y Servicios


Publications

Castillo Loeza, D. C., Pereyra de la Rosa, E. & Becerril García, J. (XXXX). Gaps in public policy and rural livelihood strategies in the Yucatan. (Under review in Rural Society).

De la Rosa, E. P., Hérnandez Cuevas, F. I., Castillo Loeza, D. E., López Barreto, M., & Becerril García, J. (2021). La lucha socioambiental de proyectos alternativos: El caso del cerdo pelón en Yucatán [The socio-environmental struggle of alternative projects: The case of cerdo pelon in Yucatán]. Ecología política, (61), 74-79.

Castañeda-Navarrete, J., Castillo-Loeza, D.E., Pereyra de la Rosa, E. & Hernández-Cuevas, F. I. (2020). The impacts of Covid-19 on the mexican labor market: an analysis from a gender perspective. Journal of Public Governance and Policy: Latin America Review. (9)1, pp. 83-112

Castillo-Loeza, D.E., Becerril García, J. & Hernández-Cuevas, F. I. (2019). Configuración de la política productiva: su contribución a los medios de vida rurales en Yucatán [Conformation of productive policy: its contribution to rural livelihoods in Yucatán]. Revista del Centro de Graduados e Investigación del Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida. (34)79, pp.109-117.

Castillo-Loeza, D.E., Becerril García, J., Canto Sáenz, R., Pech Ortiz, R. (2020). Efectos de la Política Pública y la Responsabilidad Social Universitaria en la agrobiodiversidad de los hogares rurales de Yucatán [Effects of Public Policy and University Social Responsibility on agrobiodiversity in rural households in Yucatan]. In J.  Becerril García (ed.), Proyectos Sociales. Construcción Social de Conocimiento: su evaluación de impactos. México: Plaza y Valdez.
 

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Edith is Doctor in Social Science, she's a researcher and co founder in PADES, A.C. She has collaborated in impact evaluation of social projects in rural areas using qualitative and quantitative methods. She's also a teacher and mentor at Universidad Anahuac Mayab at the Business and Economics Faculty. Her expertise areas are: socioeconomics impact evaluation, regional development, competitiveness and business strategic direction.


Work Experience

Founding Partner and Research Associate

2018 -  Present

PADES, A.C 

Professor and Mentor

2020 - Present

Universidad Anahuac Mayab

Project Manager

2015 - 2016

Centro de Desarrollo y Competitividad A.C.

Graduate and Research Coordinator

2015

Instituto Tecnológico Superior Progreso 

Assistant 

2011 - 2012

Colegio de Postgraduados Campus Tabasco


Publications

Pereyra, Edith; Hernández, Francisco, Castillo, Diana, López, Mauricio and Becerril, Javier. (2021). La lucha socioambiental de proyectos alternativos. El caso del cerdo pelón en Yucatán. Ecología Política: cuadernos de debate internacional. Núm 61

Castañeda-Navarrete, J.; Castillo Loeza, D.; Pereyra de la Rosa, E.; Hernández-Cuevas, F. (2021). The impacts of COVID-19 on the Mexican labor market: an analysis from a gender perspective. Journal of public governance and policy: Latin American review.

Pereyra, Edith; Javier Becerril e Iván Hernandez (2019), Proyectos sociales, alternativa al alivio de la inseguridad alimentaria en áreas rurales de Yucatán. Revista del centro de graduados e investigación. Instituto Tecnológico de Mérida. Vol. 33, Núm. 77. Junio. 

Pereyra, Edith, Becerril, Javier, Canto, Rodolfo y Ortiz, Rafael. Construcción social del conocimiento y su contribución a la seguridad alimentaria en zonas rurales de Yucatán. En Proyectos Sociales. Construcción social del conocimiento: su evaluación de impactos.

Vazquez-Navarrete, C. & Pereyra de la Rosa, E. Sectores económicos. Contexto socioeconómico en Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO) y Gobierno del Estado de Tabasco. 2019.La biodiversidad en Tabasco. Estudio de Estado. CONABIO. México. ISBN: 9786078570195

Pereyra, M and Pereyra, E. (2014) Competitividad  de  las  micro  y  pequeñas  empresas, en Revista Inventio No. 21. P. 13 – 17. ISSN digital: 2448-9026. http://inventio.uaem.mx/index.php/inventio/article/view/135/205 

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Evans is an agricultural economist with a research and teaching focus on sustainable management of agri-food supply chains and production networks. He has practical expereince in sustainable management of cocoa value chains in Ghana, West Africa. He is also an advocate for a better society for all Ghanaians and Africans.


Work Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher 

2021 - Present

Univeristy of Kassel

Graduate Researcher and Teaching Assistant 

2016 - 2021

University of Kassel 

Consultant

2019

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations

Consultant

2018

United Nations University 

 

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Senior Research Fellow


Work Experience

University of Cape Coast

2004 - Present


Publications

Asare, K. Y., Koomson, F., & Agyenim, J. B. (2021). Non-Farm livelihood diversification: 

              Strategies and constraints in selected rural and peri-urban communities, Ghana. 

              Journal of Agri-business and Rural Development, 1(59), 5 – 15.

Koomson, F & Enu-Kwesi, F. (2020) Social capital: The missing link in Ghana’s   development. 

              Oguaa Journal of Social Sciences 9(1), 51 - 62. 

 Baah-Mintah, R., Owusu-Adjei, E & Koomson, F. (2018). Education and training of small- 

             scale entrepreneurs: A tool for poverty reduction in the Nkoranza South Municipality, 

             Ghana. Journal of Business and Management Sciences, 6(4), 143- 151. 

Koomson, F. (2017). Accessibility to non-bank credit and the growth of micro and small 

             enterprises in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis. Oguaa Journal of Social Sciences 

             8 (1), 1 - 35

Koomson, F. (2016). Social networks and technology adoption in selected farming  

             communities in the Central Region of Ghana. Contemporary Journal of Inter-  

             disciplinary Studies, 5 (3), 249 – 262.

Koomson, F., Adamu, M. K. & Osei-Kufour, P. (2016). Motivation and employee goal  

             attainment in the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Takoradi. Journal of  

             Business and Enterprise Development, 6, 32 – 52. 

Enu-Kwesi, F., Koomson, F., Segbenya, M. & Annan-Prah, E.C. (2016). Determinants of 

            employee retention in Ghana Commercial Bank, Kumasi. Journal of Business and 

            Enterprise Development, 6, 1– 12.

Acquah, A. A. K., Koomson, F., Ekumah, E.K. & Osei-Kufour, P. (2015). Utilisation of facility- 

            based maternal healthcare services in the Twifu-Hemang- Lower Denkyira District. 

           Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 3 (1), 123-155

Osei-Kuffour, P. & Koomson, F. (2014). Reducing poverty through community participation: 

           The case of the National Poverty Reduction Programme in the Dangme-West district 

           of Ghana. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 3 (8), 1611 – 

           1628.

Enu-Kwesi, F., Koomson, F., & Baah-Mintah, R. (2013). The contribution of the Kakum Rural 

          Bank to poverty reduction in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipality in the 

          Central Region, Ghana. Economic Annals, LVIII (197), 121- 139.

Moses S., Annan- Prah E. C Enu-Kwesi, F. and  Koomson, F. (2013). Employee retention and 

          attainment of organisational goals in Ghana Commercial Bank, Kumasi. Journal of 

          Business and Enterprise Development, 4, 110 – 124.

Tenkorang, E. Y., Koomson, F. & Owusu-Koranteng, H. (2005). OECD guidelines and  

          human rights in the mining sector in Wassa West District of Ghana. Journal of  

          Philosophy and Nature, 2 (2), 12 – 39. 

 

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Hariati Sinaga is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany. She graduated from the ICDD Graduate School, the University of Kassel, in 2017. Her research interests are labor relations, gender, trade, particularly in oil palm plantations in Indonesia.


Work Experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

2021 - Present

Friedrich Schiller University, Jena 

Research Associate

2011-2021

Research Assistant 

2011

International Center for Development and Decent Work

Course instructor 

2013

Global Labor University 


Publications

Sinaga, H. (2021). Buruh Siluman: The Making and Maintaining of Cheap and Disciplined 
        Labour on Oil Palm Plantations in Indonesia. In Maria Backhouse, Rosa Lehmann, 
        Kristina Lorenzen, Malte Lühmann, Janina Puder, Fabricio Rodríguez, and Anne Tittor 
        (Eds.), Bioeconomy and Global Inequalities (175-193). Cham: Palgrave MacMillan 

Sinaga, H. (2020). Competitive Pressures and Labour Rights: The Indonesian Oil Palm 
         Plantations. Augsburg: Rainer Hampp 

Sinaga, H. (2018) Mengukur Pekerjaan Layak Pada Perkebunan Kelapa Sawit Indonesia.  
         Mondial FNV

Sinaga, H. (2018). Measuring Decent Work Deficit in Indonesian Oil Palm Plantation 
     Sector. In C. Scherrer and S. Verma (Eds.), Decent Work Deficits in Southern 
      Agriculture: Measurements, Drivers and Strategies (13-33). München: Rainer Hampp 
      Verlag

Sinaga, H. & Scherrer, C. (2015) Internationale Kernarbeitsnormen unter Konkurrenzdruck. In 
       M. Banafsche and H. Platzer (Eds.), Soziale Menschenrechte und Arbeit (103-120). 
       Baden-Baden: Nomos

Sinaga, H. (2013) Indonesian Oil Palm Plantations: Decent Work Deficit Despite  
       Employment Growth. In C. Scherrer and D. Saha (Eds.), The Food Crisis: Implications for 
       Labor (99-126). München: Rainer Hampp

Sinaga, H., Joynt, K., Carstensen, L., and Scheper, C. (2013). Peripherie Stichwort: Die 
        Theorie Globaler Produktionsnetzwerke. Peripherie, 130/131

Sinaga, H. (2013). Employment and Income of Workers on Indonesian Oil Palm Plantations: 
       Food Crisis at the Micro Level. Food for Future Journal, 1(2), 64-78

Sinaga, H. (2012). Geschlechterdifferentielle Auswirkungen von Handelsliberalisierungen. In 
        C. Scherrer and A. Hänlein (Eds.), Sozialkapitel in Handelsabkommen (51-70). Baden- 
        Baden: Nomos

Sinaga, H. & Scherrer, C. (2012). Core Labour Rights: Competitive Pressures and Non- 
        compliance. ICDD Working Paper

Sinaga, H. (2011). The Impact of Free Trade on Labour Standards in Labour- and Capital- 
        intensive Industries in Indonesia. New Research in Global Political Economy

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Disciplined proffesional with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences with over 5 years of working experience. Previous roles were related with teaching, research project design, statistical analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. In current role, as part of the Territorial Renewal Agency (ART in spanish), I participate in the process of follow-up implementation of iniciatives of the component of Economic Reactivation and Agricultural Production of the Territorially Focused Development Plans (PDETs in spanich) in the South of Cordoba - Colombia. Those plans are focused on 170 municipalities (covering 16 subregions) most affected by the armed conflict; rural areas of the country, which have been particularly affected by exclusion, violence, and inequality.


Work Experience

2020 - Present

Agencia de Renovación del Territorio

2010 - 2011

Universidad San Martín-CAT Montería

2006 - 2009

Universidad San Martín-CAT Barranquilla


Publications

Alfonso Juventino Chay-Canul, Gaspar Manuel Parra-Bracamonte, Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos, Jessica Beatriz Herrera-Ojeda, Juan Gabriel Magaña-Monforte, Irina N. Peniche-Gonzalez, José Herrera-Camacho, Ricardo Garcia-Herrera. 2020. Milk yield and composition of Katahdin and Pelibuey ewes in tropical conditions. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences. 29: 352-357. https://doi.org/10.22358/jafs/129966/2020 

Irina Nadieska Peniche-Gonzalez, Luis Armando Sarmiento-Franco, Ronald Herve Santos-Ricalde. 2018. Utilization of Mucuna pruriens whole pods to feed lactanting hair ewes. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 50 (7): 1455-1461. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-018-1580-0 

Irina Peniche G, Luis Sarmiento F, Ronald Santos R. 2015. Estimation of milk production in hair ewes by two methods of measurement. Rev. MVZ Córdoba 20(2):4629-4635. https://doi.org/10.21897/rmvz.66 

Irina N. Peniche-González, Zabdi U. González-López, Carlos F. Aguilar-Pérez, Juan C. Ku-Vera, Armín J. Ayala-Burgos y Francisco J. Solorio-Sánchez. 2014. Milk production and reproduction of dual-purpose cows with a restricted concentrate allowance and access to an association of Leucaena leucocephala and Cynodon nlemfuensis. Journal of Applied Animal Research. 42(3): 345-351.https://doi.org/10.1080/09712119.2013.875902 
5. III Congreso de Producción Animal Tropical e Instituto de Ciencia Animal. Asociación Cubana de Producción Animal. Tomo I Simposio de producción de rumiantes. P.R. 78. Cuba. 2010.

Lylian Rodríguez, Irina Peniche, T R Preston y K Peters. 2009. Nutritive value for pigs of New Cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium); digestibility and nitrogen balance with different proportions of fresh leaves and soybean meal in a basal diet of sugar cane juice. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volumen 21, Articulo #16. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd21/1/rodr21016.htm 

Productive and reproductive performance of grazing dual purpose cows with or without access to Leucaena leucocephala in the tropics. Serie de libros Ruminant Physiology. P. 770 - 771. Francia. 2009


Hamilton Escobar B., Irina Peniche G., Leonardo Alvarez A., Mastoby Martínez M. 2006. Evaluación histológica de la reparación tisular pospalatectomía parcial equina. Rev. MVZ Córdoba 11 (2): 855-859.

Digestibility and nitrogen balance in growing pigs fed a diet of sugar cane juice and fresh leaves of New Cocoyam (Xanthosomasa gittifolium) as partial or complete replacement for soybean protein. Memorias electrónicas del Seminario-Taller “Workshop on forages for pigs and rabbits”. Camboya. 2001.

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He holds a Ph.D. in social science from Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY). He has been part of CONACyT'S post-doctoral program 2020-2021 at the Medicine Faculty-UADY. He was the Director of Yucatan Peninsula Climate Action Fund from 2019-2020. His areas of interest are sustainable rural development, green economics, and environmental economics.


Work Experience

Postdoctoral Research Professor

2020 - Present

Facultad de Medicina UADY

Postdoctoral Research Professor

2017 - Present

Patrimonio, Desarrollo y Sustentabilidad A.C


Publications

Pereyra-de-la-Rosa, E., Hernández-Cuevas, F.I., Castillo-Loeza, D.E., López-Barreto, M.F., Becerril-García, J. (2021). “La lucha socioambiental de proyectos alternativos: El caso del cerdo pelón en Yucatán”. Ecología política (61):74-79. https://www.ecologiapolitica.info/?p=14850 

Hernández-Cuevas, F.I., Becerril-García, J., Pérez-Herrera, N.E., Marín-Cardenas, A.D. & Dzul-Rosado, K.R. (2021). “Factores socioeconómicos y prácticas que inciden en la autopercepción de buena salud en familias rurales mayas en Yucatán”. Revista Salud y Bienestar Social 5(1): 1-16. https://www.revista.enfermeria.uady.mx/ojs/index.php/Salud/article/view/111 

Becerril García, J. & Hernández-Cuevas, F.I. (2020). “Rural Economy in Yucatán and the Impact of COVID-19”. Journal of Public Governance and Policy: Latin American Review 9:23-49. http://iippg.cucea.udg.mx/sites/default/files/Journal%20_9_OKenero.pdf 

Castañeda-Navarrete, J., Castillo-Loeza, D.E., Pereyra-de-la-Rosa, E. & Hernández-Cuevas, F.I. (2020). “The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Mexican Labor Market: An Analysis for a Gender Perspective”.  Journal of Public Governance and Policy: Latin American Review 9:83-112. http://iippg.cucea.udg.mx/sites/default/files/Journal%20_9_OKenero.pdf 

Becerril García, J., & Hernández Cuevas, F. (2020). Apicultura: su contribución al ingreso de los hogares rurales del sur de Yucatán. Península, 15(2).  http://www.revistas.unam.mx/index.php/peninsula/article/view/76597 

Callaghan-Capetillo, M.A., Huchim-Lara, I.G., Hernández-Cuevas, F.I., Rodríguez-López, B., G Cantón-Duarte, M. & García-Burgos, A. (2020). “Valoración económica de las amenidades de un cenote en Pebá, Yucatán, México”. Revista de Estudios Ambientales 8(1):43-58. doi: https://doi.org/10.47069/estudios-ambientales.v8i1.672 

Hernández-Cuevas, F.I., Becerril-García, J., & López-Barreto, M.F. (2019). “El trabajo verde agropecuario y su contribución al ingreso de los hogares rurales de Yucatán, México”. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Rurales 4(7):79-112. http://www.ceil-conicet.gov.ar/ojs/index.php/revistaalasru/article/view/431 

Hernández-Cuevas, F.I., Vázquez-Bracho-Illescas, A., Loranca Rodríguez, K.G., & Mc-Manus-Gómez, M.P. Pía. (2019). Contingent valuation of the hydric resource: the Case of the Ecological Reserve of Cuxtal, Yucatán. Revista interamericana de ambiente y turismo, 15(1), 14-27. https://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-235X2019000100014 

López-Barreto, M.F., Hernández-Cuevas, F.I., & Becerril-García, J. (2019). “Innovation potential in Yucatec Mayan home gardens within a socioproductive program: a biocultural heritage perspective”. In Knerr, B. & Becerril, J. (2019) “Traditional Smallholders Farmers in a Growing Economy and a Globalized Word. Kassel University Press.

Hernández-Cuevas, F.I., Becerril-García, J.& López-Barreto, M.F., (2019). “Production patterns and water footprints in Yucatan’s traditional agriculture”. In Knerr, B. & Becerril, J. (2019) “Traditional Smallholders Farmers in a Growing Economy and a Globalized Word. Kassel University Press.

López Barreto M. F., Hernández-Cuevas F. I. & Becerril-García J., (2018) “El patrimonio biocultural maya-yucateco desde la perspectiva de la ecología política: el caso del huerto familiar en Chimay”, Journal of Political Ecology 25(1). p.312-331. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/v25i1.23027 

 

 

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John is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation, and a Lecturer at the Centre for African and International Studies at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.


Work Experience

Research Fellow

2020 - Present

Centre for Gender Research, Advocacy and Documentation; Centre for African and International Studies, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Tutor (Graduate level, Part-time)

2014 - 2018

School for Development Studies, University of Cape Coast

Teaching Assistant

2011 – 2012

Department of Sociology, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Intern

2008

State Protocol Office, Office of the President, Ghana

Teaching Assistant

2006 – 2007

Kay Billie Klaer Academy, Ghana


Publications

Amoah, J. O.  (2020). Toward a transformative social protection: A gender analysis of funeral insurance in the Wa West District of Ghana. Social Development Issues 42(3), 1-11.  doi: https://doi.org/10.3998/sdi.17872073.0042.302 

Amoah, J. O. (forthcoming). COVID-19 pandemic, gender and informal work: voices from street vendors

Avornyo, R. & Amoah, J. (2014). Disclosing parental Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) status to children in Ghana: Reasons for and against disclosure and effects of decision. Advances in Applied Sociology, 4, 205-211. 

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Jonah N. Muthui is a research scientist in the field of veterinary and animal science (nutrition) with a social science background. His research interests are in agricultural policy, agricultural value chain governance, sustainable agricultural innovations particularly in animal nutrition.


Work Experience

Lecturer

Egerton University

Innovations and Business Development Lead

2021 - Present

Nakuru Living Lab 


Publications

Comparison of decent work status among smallholder pig farmers in Kenya; An empirical approach using Principal Components. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Sub-tropics, Vol. 120 No. 1 (2019) 79-90.

Influence of nutrition and value chain governance on enterprise performance in smallholder pig production in Kenya. A PhD thesis. Egerton University. A PhD thesis evaluating the bio-economic benefits of using alternative feed resources in pig production in Kenya

Estimation of daily nutrient allowances for pigs fed with alternative feed resources in smallholder enterprises in Kenya. Tropical Animal health and Production, Vol 51 No. 4 (2019) 799 -808

Beneficial effects of non-conventional feedstuffs on carcass characteristics and ileal mucosal morphology of finisher pigs. Egyptian Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Vol 49 No. 2 (2018) 167 - 177

The Influence of Livestock Market Structure Conduct and Performance on Herd Productivity among Smallholder Farmers in Western Kenya. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development, 3(1): 12-16, (February 2014).

Decent Work deficits in Agriculture: Concepts, Measures and Solutions. A summer school report held at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY) Merida, Yucatan, publication description. Kassel University Press

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Jorge Enrique Forero is a sociologist and political scientist, and a postdoc researcher at the Environment and Sustainability Area of the Simón Bolivar Andean University in Quito.


Work Experience

Lecturer

National University of Education (Ecuador)

Senior Advisor of the President 

National Institute of Advances Studies (Ecuador)

Guest Lecturer 

Global Political Economy Program - University of Kassel

Associate Professor 

Sociology Master’s Program - Latin American School of Social Science (FLACSO-Ecuador)

Associate Professor 

Political Science Area of the University of the Americas (UDLA-Ecuador)


Publications

2021 "Buen vivir as an Alternative Development Model: Ecuador’s Bumpy Road toward a Postextractivist Society" in Latin American Perspectives v. 3 i. 48: 227-244.

2017 “‘Us’ and ‘them’: Theoretical insights about the class division in contemporary capitalism” in Oksana Balashova, Ismail Doga Karatepe, Aishah Namukasa (Eds.) Where have all the classes gone? A critical perspective on struggles and collective action. Labor and Globalization Vol. 8, Rainer Hampp Verlag, Augsburg, München.

2016 “State, Illegality, and Territorial Control: Colombian Armed Groups in Ecuador under the Correa Government“ in Latin American Perspectives, January 2016, 43 (1) 238-251: lap.sagepub.com/content/43/1/238.abstract

2012 Economía política del paramilitarismo colombiano. Quito, Flacso. 

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Being part of AGT (Agriculture and bio system engineering ) university of Kassel working on solar cooling and heating and developing decentralised solutions with solar energy for farming community. Already developed successful solution of efficient milk cooling by minimising torque load on solar PV system. Currently working on solar heating by comparing different solar thermal collecting technologies.


Work Experience

 

Scientific Officer

2009 - 2012

University of Agriculture Faisalabad


Publications

Khan, K. S., W. Amjad, A. Munir and O. Hensel. 2020. Improved solar milk chilling system using variable refrigerant flow technology (VRF). Solar Energy. 197(2020): 317-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.01.014 

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Core faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Political Economy and Economics. PhD on Development Economics: Social and Labor Economics - University of Campinas (Brazil). She has served as Director of the Department of “Alternative Income” at the Secretary of Women for the city of São Paulo. Member of the Young Scholars’ committee of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). Organizer of the Gender working group of the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) - Institute for New Economic Thinking. Member of LABIEB a multidisciplinary research group on development studies at the University of São Paulo and member of “As Pensadoras” a feminist scholars’ network.


Work Experience

Core Faculty (Economics, Political Economy)

2016 - Present 

Brooklyn Institute for Social Reseach

Professor (Economics)

2016 - Present

Escola Superior de Administração e Gestão

(Economics)

2015 - 2018

Faculdade Paulista de Pesquisa e Ensino Superiro (FAPPES)

Department Director (Alternative Income )

2014 - 2015

Municipal Secretary of Policies for Women - City of São Paulo

Administrative Program Coordinator

2009 - 2012

Global Labour University


Publications

Fares, L. S. (2012). Flaskô: A Worker-run Factory. In M. Serrano & Edlira (Eds.), The Pursuit of Alternatives: Stories of Peoples’ Economic and Political Struggles Around the World (1. Aufl). Hampp.

Fares, L. S. (2020). [Interview]. https://multiplier-effect.org/the-pandemic-flexible-work-and-household-labor-in-brazil-interview/ 

Fares, L. S. (2021). Flaskô: Une usine gérée par les travailleurs. In AUTOGESTION L’encyclopédie Internationale (Vol. 10). https://www.syllepse.net/syllepse_images/encyclope--die-de-lautogestion--tome-10.pdf 

Fares, L. S., & Oliveira, A. L. M. de. (2020a). A feminist perspective on the 2017 Labor Reform in Brazil: Impacts on higher education faculty. In M. R. Walker (Ed.), Female voices from the worksite. Lexington Books.

Fares, L. S., & Oliveira, A. L. M. de. (2020b). Increasing Inequality in Working Time: An International Trend. Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira de Economia Política, 57, 83–113.

Fares, L. S., & Oliveira, A. L. M. de. (2020c, November). Why are women so tired? In Genere. https://www.ingenere.it/en/articles/why-are-women-so-tired 

Fares, L. S., Oliveira, A. L. M. de, & Rolim, L. N. (2021). Working, Caring, Surviving: The Gender Dynamics of Remote Work in Brazil Under COVID-19. In D. Wheatley, I. Hardhill, & S. Buglass (Eds.), Handbook of research on remote work and worker well-being in the post-COVID-19 era. IGI Global.

Gibb, L. S. F. (2017). A tendência de despadronização da jornada de trabalho: Configuração no brasil e impacto nas mulheres. Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP.

Gibb, L. S. F., & Oliveira, A. L. M. de. (2015). A desigualdade na distribuição do trabalho total no Brasil: A quem favorece? Pesquisa & Debate, 26(2(48)). https://revistas.pucsp.br/index.php/rpe/article/view/22683 
 

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A deep concern regarding social and environmental justice issues has driven his academic research. His graduate studies focused on contemporary Yucatec-Mayan biocultural heritage and resource management from a political ecology perspective. During a recent postdoctorate position at the Peninsular Center for Humanities and Social Science (Cephcis UNAM), Mauricio carried out research regarding the cultural significance of the native bee in biodiversity conservation among groups of beekeepers, from a decolonial perspective. 


Work Experience

Posdoctorate Researcher

2019 - 2021

Centro Peninsular de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, National Autonomous University of Mexico (Cephcis UNAM)

Executive Director

2018 - 2019

Fondo Climático de la Península de Yucatán (FCPY)

Executive Assistant

2007 - 2012

CASA


Publications

La lucha socioambiental de proyectos alternativos. El caso del cerdo pelón en Yucatán

La meliponicultura en La Reserva de la Biósfera de Los Petenes en la Península de Yucatán, México: Una iniciativa decolonial

La decolonialidad como alternativa para la conservación de la biodiversidad. El caso de la meliponicultura en la península de Yucatán

Indicadores bioculturales en proyectos de gestión ambiental. El caso de la meliponicultura en Yucatán

Patrimonio biocultural y participación comunitaria en Yucatán: una propuesta para la evaluación de políticas públicas

El patrimonio biocultural maya-yucateco desde la perspectiva de la ecología política: El caso del huerto familiar en Chimay

Huella hídrica de la agricultura de subsistencia en Yucatán: una aproximación Resistencias agroecológicas en Yucatán, México

Native Culture and Biodiversity: A complete sanctuary to conserve in Tambopata, Perú
 

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Dr. Muhammad Arslan Nawaz's focus is on screening of widely adapted plant cultivars with improved stable yield and product quality for farmers and consumers. He is also into solving agriculture market challenges with emerging technologies as well as an interest in sustainable cropping systems, plant genomics data science, food supply chain, and ecological genetics.


Work Experience

Doctoral Researcher 

2016 - 2021

University of Kassel

Research Associate 

2014 - 2015

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 


Publications

Pheno-genetic studies of apple varieties in northern Pakistan: A hidden pool of diversity.

Superfruit in the Niche — Underutilized Sea Buckthorn in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

Morphological and Genetic Diversity of Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) in the Karakoram Mountains of Northern Pakistan.

A Review on Genetics of Seed Yield and Quality Related Traits in Brassica Group

Combining Ability Analysis for Yield Related Traits in Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.).

Mutation breeding approach to breed drought tolerant maize hybrids

 

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Nisha Bharti currently works as Program Mananger - Consortium Development for WHO project at Disha Foundation. She also teaches as guest faculty in the Center for Labor Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


Work experience

Consultant

2017 - 2018

Aajeevika Bureau

Research Associate

AIGGPA

 

 

 

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Pedro Henrique Evangelista has an undergraduate and master's degree in economics from the Federal University of Uberlândia in Brazil. He also has a PhD in Social and Labor Economy from Estate University of Campinas - Brazil, as well as being a PhD candidate at the International Center for Development an Decent Work in Kassel. 


Work experience

Assistant professor

2015-2019 

Federal University of Uberlândia

Assistant professor

Federal University of Goiás

2013-2015

2019 - Present 

Director

Brazilian Association for Labor Studies.

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Dr. Prem Jose Vazhacharickal is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Mar Augusthinose College Ramapuram.


Work experience

Assistant Professor 

2004 - Present

Mar Augusthinose College, Ramapuram


Publications

Books

Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Anu Augustine; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Morphological, molecular and biochemical characterization of selected banana varieties in Kerala and evaluation of their anticancer activities: an overview. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN: 9781653756582 


Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Common pest and diseases affecting Banana in South-India: an overview. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN: 9781713114451


Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Rathi C.R; Syamjith Reji; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew (2019). Wine production from vegetables and preliminary component analysis: an overview. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN: 9781709797835


Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Ellamplackill Surya Santhosh; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Green synthesis of copper and zinc nanoparticles using different varieties of banana starch, latex and sap and evaluation of their antifungal activity against Fusarium oxysporum cubense. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN: 781089128670


Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Tombin Thomas; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Comparative study using banana peel and male flower as substrates for amylase production using Aspergillus niger in Kerala: an overview. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN: 9781074447601


Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Jackson Jose; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Morphological characterization of edible banana varieties in Kerala (including germplasm collection) and male flower nutritional analysis of selected varieties: an overview. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN: 9781071150368


Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Asish Issac Mathew; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Comparative study using banana pseudostem and leaf vein as substrates for amylase production using Aspergillus niger in Kerala: an overview. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN: 9781072874324


Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Ninu Maria James; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Morphological characterization and nutritional analysis (leaf and pseudostem) of selected banana varieties in Kerala: an overview. Amazon Publisher, USA. ISBN: 9781070898278


Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Nissy Mary Joseph; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Green synthesis of copper and zinc nanoparticles using various plant extracts and evaluation of their antifungal activity against Fusarium oxysporum cubense: an overview. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN: 9781095343852

 

Prem Jose Vazhacharickal; Eldho Mathews Boby; Sajeshkumar N.K; Jiby John Mathew; P. E. Sreejith; M. Sabu (2019). Characterization and nutritional analysis of commonly cultivated banana varieties in Kerala: an overview. Amazon Publishers, USA. ISBN 9781070738321

 

Journal articles

Vazhacharickal, P. J., Mathew, J. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K., Kuriakose, A. C., & Abraham, B., (2016). Wine production from various underutilized and neglected fruits in Kerala. CIBTech Journal of Biotechnology, 5(2), 1-14. 

Vazhacharickal, P. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K., Mathew, J. J., Kuriakose, A. C., Abraham, B., Mathew, R. J., Albin, A. N., Thomson, D., Thomas, R. S., Varghese, N., & Jose, S. (2015). Chemistry and medicinal properties of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus): a review on current statues of knowledge. International Journal of Innovative Research and Review, 3(2), 83-95.


Vazhacharickal, P. J., Mathew, J. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K., & Sebastian, M. (2015). A study on the vitamin C contents of various neglected and under utilized fruits from Western Ghat region in Kerala. International Journal of food, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 5(1), 94-105.

Vazhacharickal, P. J. (2015). Dairy production in tabelas: scenarios from
Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), India. International Journal of Innovative Research and Review, 3(3), 43-57.

Mathew, J. J., Vazhacharickal, P. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K., & Shaik Haseena Wasila K.S (2015). Amylase production by Aspergillus niger in solid state fermentation using agro-industrial substrates. Journal of Bio-Protocols, 4(2), 5-9.

Sajeshkumar, N. K., Vazhacharickal, P. J., Mathew, J. J., & Sebastian, A. (2015). Synthesis of silver nano particles from curry leaf (Murraya koenigii) extract and its antibacterial activity. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4(2), 15-25.

Sajeshkumar, N. K., Vazhacharickal, P. J., Mathew, J. J., & Joy, J. (2015). Synthesis of silver nano particles from neem leaf (Aadirachta indica) extract and its antibacterial activity. Journal of Biotechnology,4(2), 20-31.

Vazhacharickal, P. J., Mathew, J. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K., & Pavana Prathap (2015). Effect of concentration and ph on the preservative action of calcium propionate against black bread mold (Rhizopus stolonifer) in Kerala. Journal of Biotechnology, 4(2), 1-12.

Therumthanam, A. C., Mathew, J. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K., & Vazhacharickal, P. J. (2014). Studies on Pineapple (Ananas comosus) cultivation as an intercrop in rubber replant: effects on soil microorganisms. Science Research Reporter, 4(2), 119-127.

Ulahannaan, S., Mathew, J. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K., & Vazhacharickal, P. J. (2014). Pineapple (Ananas comosus) cultivation as an intercrop in rubber replant: effects on soil chemical and physical properties. International Journal of Advanced Life Science, 7(4), 1-6.

Vazhacharickal, P. J. (2014). Urban and peri-Urban Agricultural Migration: An Overview from Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), India. International Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3), 347-365.

Vazhacharickal, P. J. & Gangopadhyay, S. G. (2014). Wastewater usage in urban and peri-urban agricultural production systems: scenarios from India. Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture & Society 2(1), 111-133.

Thomas, N., Mathew, J. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K. & Vazhacharickal, P.J. (2014). Biomass production and utilization of various lignocellulosic substrates using cultivation of Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp.). Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences 5(2), 207-211.

Thomas, N. T., George, A., Mathew, J. J., Sajeshkumar, N. K. & Vazhacharickal, P.J. (2014). Studies on caffeine content in various tea samples: a case study from Kerala. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences, 4(2), 901-906.

Vazhacharickal, P. J. (2014). Balcony and terrace gardens in urban greening and local food production; scenarios from Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), India. International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences 4(2), 149-162.

Vazhacharickal, P. J., Predotova, M., D. Chandrasekharam., Bhowmik, S. & Buerkert, A. (2013). Urban and peri-urban agricultural production along railway tracks: a case study from Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics 114(2), 145-157.

Siegfried, K., Vazhacharickal, P. J., Predotova, M., & Buerkert, A. (2012). Sorption and desorption characteristics of ion exchange resins to estimate leaching losses in the field. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 43(7), 1065-1072.

Vazhacharickal, P. J. & Buerkert, A. (2011). Sustainable cities: an overview of the urban and peri-urban agricultural production in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Leituras de Economia Política (19), 69-87.
 

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Economist, Doctor in Economic Development and Professor at the State University of the Midwest of Paraná.


Work experience

Professor

2021- Present

Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste

Analyst 

2018-2020

Ministerio do Meio Ambiente

Professor

2014-2020

Faculdade Fortium

Professor

2010 - 2012

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Tecnológicas - FACITEC

General Program Integration Coordinator

2008 - 2009

Ministério do Desenvolvimento Social e Combate à Fome


Publications

Cifuentes, R., Ansiliero, G., Constanzi, RN, (2021). Acompanhando a cobertura previdenciária pela PNAD contínua: proposta de indicadores para as diferentes versões da pesquisa. Text for discussion nº 2689. ( https://www.ipea.gov.br/portal/images/stories/PDFs/TDs/td_2689substituio.pdf )

Cifuentes, R., Ansiliero, G., (2015). Cobertura e padrão da inserção previdenciária dos trabalhadores autônomos no âmbito do Regime Geral de Previdência Social. ABET.
( http://abet2017.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Ricardo-A.-Cifuentes.pdf )

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Dr. Sami Ul-Allah works as an associate professor at the College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Layyah campus. He mainly does teaching and research, and is currently doing research on the tolerance of field crops against abiotic stresses.


Work Experience

Associate Professor

College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Layyah campus


Publications

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Z25HZJ4AAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=1 

 

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Verna Dinah Q. Viajar is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Global Dialogue Programme of Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung (Berlin); a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines Diliman (UP SOLAIR); and a PhD Fellow (2012-2019) at the International Center for Development and Decent Work, University of Kassel, Germany. She finished her PhD at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) Universität Osnabrück, Germany.


Work Experience

Post-doctoral Research Fellow                                                                                                                              2019 - 2022

Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung Berlin

Senior Lecturer                                                                                                                                                          2019 - 2020

School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines Diliman

Project Manager                                                                                                                                                        2017 - 2019

International Labour Organization - Country Office Manila

Faculty                                                                                                                                                                         2007 - 2011

University of the Philippines

Senior Researcher                                                                                                                                                    2002 - 2008

Labor Education and Research Network

University Researcher                                                                                                                                              1998 - 2002

Third World Studies Center University of the Philippines.

Program Coordinator Research and Publications                                                                                               1991- 1998

Labor Education and Research Network


Publications

Viajar, V. (2021). “Unions and workers against the Suharto regime in Indonesia”. In Azzelini, D. (Ed). IF NOT US, WHO?: Global Workers Against Authoritarianism, Fascism, and Dictatorships. pp.129-135. Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung.


Namukasa, A., Sinaga, H. and Viajar, V. (2021). “Gendered Dimensions of the Corona Pandemic”. In Duarte, P. and Fares, L. (Eds.). Labor and Globalization: Covid-19 Pandemic. ICDD.

Viajar, V. (2020). “Unravelling Duterte’s Iron Hand in the Time of Covid-19”. Available online: https://www.irgac.org/2020/07/22/unravelling-dutertes-iron-hand-in-the-time-of-covid-19/. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung.

Viajar, V. (2021). "Trade Unions and NGOs in Malaysia: Contentions and Collaboration in Organizing Migrant Domestic Workers". Philippine Journal on Industrial Relations. University of the Philippines.

Viajar, V. (2020). “Asia: Mapping of trade union’s use of digital communication and education tools (When Covid-19 was declared a pandemic)”. Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung.